Nurse Unit Manager – Perinatal Mental Health Service & Early Parenting Centre

Nurse Unit Manager – Perinatal Mental Health Service & Early Parenting Centre

Posted: 2022-08-03

Reference: 1302681

An excellent opportunity exists for a passionate individual to lead the 6-bed Early Parenting Centre and our 6-bed Perinatal Mental Health unit at a private hospital in Melbourne.
The perinatal mental health service includes day programs and community outreach. The Early Parenting Centre provides specialised support and care to families experiencing difficulties with feeding, sleeping and settling. The perinatal mental health unit provides care and support for mothers with acute voluntary mental health illnesses and difficulties with adjustment to parenthood. 

As the NUM, you will be operationally responsible for both units. The role includes various tasks, including clinical standards, patient outcomes, triage, staff management and doctor and community engagement. This position reports directly to the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Current registration with AHPRA;
  • Mental Health Qualification;
  • Significant clinical experience in a mother-baby or perinatal mental health setting;
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to initiate and implement quality programs;
  • Ability to manage resources effectively;
  • Evidence of well-developed organisational and networking skills, including the ability to collaborate with the medical and nursing staff;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Experience in a similar leadership role would be considered favourably.


  • Staff recognition and reward programs;
  • Regular subsidised social activities;
  • Employee Benefit club offering discounted health & leisure choices;
  • Access to discounts, including discounted private health insurance choices & travel/holiday discounts;
  • Staff Wellness Program and access to a wide range of wellness options;
  • National Employee Assistance Program;
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement and career path opportunities;
  • Free car parking;
  • Flexible work hours to suit your work/life balance


Hospital, located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and maternity services. The Maternity Unit has 5 birth suites (recently renovated) and 18 postnatal beds. The Unit offers a community midwife service, the Know my Midwife program, and a dedicated breastfeeding room.
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, click APPLY to submit your application. Please answer all of the questions and attach your most recent CV... it is that simple! Alternatively, send your CV to info@ihrgroup.com.au.


Check out our website www.ihrgroup.com.au for other available positions. 
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